After 26 days of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, the tournament has gotten its two finalists who can clinch the title on November 13. Pakistan, who were almost out of the tournament after losing to India and Zimbabwe, are now in the finals. On the other hand, England had an off-day against its European neighbor, Ireland. Apart from that, they have found ways to win games to reach the finals.
With two days left in the big clash, Pakistan players were seen getting involved in role reversal in the nets. In other words, batters became bowlers and vice-versa. In the two separate that are doing the rounds, Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi was batting in the nets. He faced his skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan. Over the last 9-10 months, Afridi has improved his batting a lot.
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Notably, after the 1992 ODI World Cup, both teams will be playing in the final of a World Championship for the first time. 30 years ago, the Imran Khan-led side beat the Graham Gooch-led team to win their maiden ODI World Cup to date. The Three Lions would be looking to avenge the loss. On the other hand, both teams have the opportunity to win their second 20-20 World Cup title. The Green Brigade did it for the first time in 2009.
11 months later in 2010, the Paul Collingwood-led side beat Australia to clinch their maiden 20-20 World Cup title. In that tournament, the then defending champions, Pakistan lost to the Aussies in the semis. Meanwhile, only the West Indies won the title two times, i.e in 2012 and 2016. It will be interesting to see which team does it on November 13. Also, if England wins the game, they will become the first to hold two World Cup titles (ODI and T20I).
Also, they would become the second team after India to hold two World Championship titles. India held the ODI and Champions Trophy titles after winning them in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Till the 2015 ODI World Cup, they held both titles